Gen2 Interim report

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This interim report presents the preliminary results of the evaluation of the Generation to Generation project (Gen2), delivered from October 2020 until January 2021. The Gen2 project aims to develop a new model for training Youth, Children and Families Ministry composed of three stages:

• (Year 0) Apprenticeship - One year of apprenticeship (at NVQ Level 3), this ties in with the ministry experience year and is a year to explore ministry (not everyone who partakes in this year will go onto the Gen2 project);
• (Year 1 – 3) Training – three years in which the students complete either a diploma or degree in Mission and Ministry (NVQ Levels 4-6);
• (Years 4+) Worker – full time employment to conduct Youth and Children and Families Ministry within the Parish and the Deanery.

The objective of the project is to improve the engagement of children, youth, and families with the Church and ensure the creation of a supportive environment that is responsive to their needs. Primarily, the Gen2 project seeks to fit in two professional narratives, youth ministry and youth work, the former involving the participants' faith journey, and the latter ensuring their positive development (Clyne, 2015; APPG, 2019). This training pathway seeks to improve the engagement of young people by changing the culture of the Diocese, altering the lens through which we view and hear young people in our churches.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Northampton Institute of Social Innovation and Impact
Commissioning bodyAnglican Diocese of Peterborough
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2022


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